LuneTube presents three special films to mark Remembrance Day 2018.
FOR THE FALLEN
Lancaster-born poet Laurence Binyon penned his most famous work, “For The Fallen” in 1914. It was originally published in The Times newspaper and has gone on to become one of the most familiar odes to remembrance across the globe.
Although the work is well-known, it is rarely heard in full. In this special LuneTube film, we visit Binyon’s birthplace and present a reading of the complete poem, by Revd Chris Newlands, Vicar of Lancaster.
Why do a small number of Lancashire villages have no war memorial?
LuneTube visits the villages of Arkholme and Nether Kellet and discovers how they came to belong to the select group of parishes known as ‘Thankful Villages’.
LETTERS FROM THE CRIMEA
LuneTube goes in search of Lancaster’s forgotten war memorial.
From 1853 to 1856, Britain was at war with Russia over disputed territories in The Balkans. The Crimean War also involved the Ottoman Empire, France, Turkey and Sardinia.
Among the British forces were young men from Lancashire, who wrote letters home to their loved ones. These saw print in the pages of the Lancaster Gazette. The letters and the reports from war correspondents, made the public aware of the appalling conditions for the troops and fuelled demand for change.
LuneTube looks for reminders of this 19th Century conflict in the modern city and finds a forgotten monument and voices of the past.